Archive for December, 2007
I have to say that in looking at the extravagant food that the nobility had splayed on their tables, I cringe. I’m sure that if you grew up with it, all of it would look delicious and mouthwatering, but in a world where a fillet mignon and a baked potato with all the fixings accompanied […]
Imagine a city in the medieval times swarming with people, old and young, rich and poor. Honestly, the first thought that comes to mind must surely be the smell. I know that people actually bathed more frequently than most imagine, but I’m sure in a city full of people combined with the lack of deodorant […]
…after a holiday feast that is.
In his youth, Henry VIII was quite the active, sporty adolescent who engaged, and excelled in, tennis, jousting and anything else that was challenging and physical. As he began to grow older, an injury in his leg caused by an old jousting wound caused him grow lazy and overindulgent and […]
When one things of royalty during the Tudor era, they immediately envision rich fabrics, decadent foods, endless balls, and countless mistresses. All accurate assumptions in most cases. However, when one things of a female ruler, the last thing they think of is their sexual curiosities, assuming the woman a virgin (unless wed, of course) with […]
I just spent the entire night slaving over the oven making Christmas cookies. Specifically my families traditional kiflies. Basically a doughy crescent shaped cookie with a lightly sweetened nut mixture inside and sprinkled with powdered sugar. As I was standing there, thinking about my back hurting and how exhausting this all was, I had to […]
Yup, that’s right, turgoocktridgeon. Not to be confused with the turducken.
Now the turducken is a very modern meal that consists of a deboned turkey stuffed with a deboned duck which was previous stuffed with a deboned chicken which was previously stuffed with breadcrumb stuffing. Honestly, enough meat to make me want to throw […]
So, my husband recommended I start a blog about history to support my fanatical history addiction that includes reading historical novels on a regular basis, attending renaissance fairs and even writing my own historical romance novel.
I figured I’d kick this blog off with my favorite topic of all time: the Tudor age. I recently read […]